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NGC 7000 and IC 5070 North America and Pelican nebulae

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Hi everyone,

The North America and Pelican nebulae are situated in the Cygnus constellation and are thought to be 1800 light years away. My favourite part of the image is "The Wall", which is the "Mexico" part of the North America nebula and is a source of intense star formation.

The data for this image was collected all on one night and therefore could do with more integration, but I like the result. I've used my go-to "natural blend" narrowband (as originally suggested by Jon Rista on Cloudy Nights):

R = 76%*Ha + 24%*SII
G = OIII
B = 85%*OIII + 15%*Ha

I personally prefer this "natural blend" to the Hubble palette both in terms of look and ease of processing!


4 hours integration time, captured with WO Z73/ZWO ASI1600MM Pro/Astrodon Filters. Full details here.

Thanks for looking!

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